DOUBLE BILL – LANDLINE / AVI GRANITE 6 @ Yardbird Suite
Friday, November 8 at
#11 Tommy Banks Way
This event is expired ( Nov 08, 2019 )
LandLine is a Brooklyn-based quartet with an unusual concept. The group is based on an original composition game that is constantly ongoing within the band. The process is similar to the children’s game “broken-telephone” but in LandLine’s case, the group uses musical ideas instead of spoken phrases. Each band member composes a musical idea then passes it down the line to the next group member. By the time the process is completed, each member of the group has edited or added to the original idea as they saw fit, thus making each piece of music and its interpretation highly collaborative.
LandLine consists of saxophonist Chet Doxas, pianist Jacob Sacks, bassist Zack Lober and drummer Vinnie Sperrazza. They perform regularly in many of New York City’s premier listening venues.The group’s new CD, also called “LandLine”, will be premiered during their current Canadian tour. It represents two years of collaborative composition.
Chet Doxas is a Juno nominee and has appeared on over one hundred recordings. He has released eight albums as a leader and co-leader. He has worked with a wide range of artists including Carla Bley, Dave Douglas, John Abercrombie, Rufus Wainwright, Maria Schneider, and Oliver Jones. When he is not touring he can be found in his Brooklyn recording studio working on his next projects or producing other artists.
Jacob Sacks is one of the most creative pianists on the New York jazz scene today. His strong individual voice has been heard in a variety of settings ranging from the mainstream jazz traditions of the Mingus Big Band and Orchestra to the open approach of the Paul Motian Septet to the vamp based fusion of David Binney’s Balance.
A native of Montreal, Zack Lober is a bassist, composer, DJ, and music producer now based in The Netherlands. He is a co-founder of the critically acclaimed jazz groups “The Story” and “Byproduct” and currently leads his own group called “The Ancestry Project”, a performance piece featuring music and video that also incorporates his musical explorations with turntables.
A resident of Brooklyn since his college graduation, drummer Vinnie Sperrazza has worked with numerous great musicians in a wide variety of bands. He has released several albums under his own name over the past few years including “Apocryphal” and “Aprocryphal II”.More Event Details
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